JS session begins afternoon

Staff Correspondent
7 November 2019, Thu
Published: 08:58 Updated: 09:56

JS session begins afternoon

The fifth session of the 11th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) is set to begin at 4.15 pm on Thursday.

President M Abdul Hamid summoned the session exercising the power bestowed upon him as per Clause (1) of Article 72 of the constitution, a BSS report says.

According to the parliamentary procedure, the advisory committee of parliament will hold a meeting with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair before beginning of the 5th session. The committee is responsible to fix the duration of the session.

Earlier, the fourth session of the 11th Parliament was prorogued on September 12 after four working days, which saw the passing of one bill out of five placed in the House.

The last session began on September 8, which got 158 notices under Section 71 of the Rules of Procedure. Of those, 3 notices were accepted and were discussed in the House.

Besides, 30 notices were discussed for two minutes each under Section 71 (A) of the Rules of Procedure.

A total of 70 questions were received for the Prime Minister, of which she responded to 18 questions along with supplementary ones.

The last session received a total of 1,553 questions for different ministers, state ministers and deputy ministers, and they replied to 452 questions, including supplementary ones.